College of Business Ph.D. Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Year 




Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021


The Graduate College holds a number of thesis and dissertation formatting workshops during the semester.  Click the following for the current schedule





The Graduate College holds a number of research workshops during the semester.  Click the following for the current schedule





Last day to have an approved plan of study on file

July 24, 2020

December 11, 2020 



Last day to submit Admission to Candidacy Form to be enable to enroll in dissertation course for the semester

August 31, 2020

 January 19, 2021



Last date to drop courses for semester without consequences

August 28, 2020

January 15, 2021

May 21, 2021


Last day to pay tuition and fees

August 31, 2020

January 19, 2021

May 24, 2021


Last day to submit Application for Degree to Graduate College

September 11, 2020

January 29, 2021



Deadline for submitting Dissertation Year Support applications





Last day to revise and approved plan of study

September 21, 2020

February 22, 2021 



Last day to submit completed doctoral dissertation (submitted in PDF or Word format to  or a printed draft copy delivered to Building SU-80, Suite 106) to the Graduate College for approval. Signed signature page(s) printed on bond paper must be included with the dissertation along with Transmittal Memo.

November 16, 2020

April 5, 2021


Courses Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an “F” October 30, 2020 March 26, 2021 July 23, 2021
Dissertation Last day to submit final dissertation package to the Graduate College, , including electronic dissertation (ETD) to the FAU library and ProQuest Publishing. December 7, 2020  April 26, 2021 TBA 
Graduation Commencement  December 17-18, 2020 May 6-7, 2021 August 10, 2021




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